20 inch f8 Chief Ed Jones designed and a 17 f9 Zanbuto Wide Band Chief Mike Jones designed .Both unobstructed telescopes .
Quote:Above problem is one of the reasons I did not go to WSP since 2003. I got caught in the shower one night when the plumbing decided to back up. I had to go and clean my feet and lower legs out into the surf! I'm glad that they finally did improve the plumbing. The plumbers were called out twice in 2003. Joe
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
JMI 18" f4.5 Newtonian, split ring mount 10" f4.5 Newtonian on GEM (was a DS-10 once upon a time) ST-2000XM camera
Quote:I did complain because during the two visits to WSP I racked more day trips than at the other venues I've been to from coast to coast. I would like to be halfway clean to visit these places. Also, I observed that there were too many people at this venue for the facilities to cope. This particular venue is made for little girls, not for irregular middle aged men! This past WSP with the smaller attendance seems to prove that. My usual places are out in the primitive areas usually above 7,000 ft. Shovel required.Joe
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob 66mm WO SD AT 65EDQ APO Refractor Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount iOptron ZEQ25 mount Canon 60Da
IF YOU COULD SEE FROM WHENCE YOU CAME YOU WOULD KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TOO.
Quote:A walk thru the Winter Star Party......2013http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwSdEGFhL_0
Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS